Frederick Blackard, age 57 of Westville, passed away on September 24, 2016.
He was born to
Arthur and Evann (Lorenz) Blackard on December 18, 1958, in Valparaiso, IN.
On October 8, 2011,
in Westville, he married Constance “Connie” Huber Blackard, who survives in
He is also survived
by his sons: Michael Blackard of Chesterton and Matthew Blackard (Katty
Calderon) of Chesterton; brother, Larry Blackard of Louisiana, half-sister,
Julie Shelton; his aunt, Linda Byrt; his cousins, Earl and Karen Brickner of
Valparaiso, Brad Brickner, and Ken Lorenz; great-aunt and great-uncle,
Madelyn and Charles Lorenz; step-son, Jacob Courtney of Westville;
step-daughter, Lucy Courtney of Portage; step-grandchildren: Damion, Kira,
and Jerimiah; former wife, Itzel Blackard of Chesterton; and many other
He is preceded in
death by his parents, Arthur and Evann (Lorenz) Blackard; his sister, Kathy
Blackard; his grandfather, Fred Lorenz; his grandmother, Marjorie Lorenz;
his uncle, Michael Lorenz; and great-aunt, Evelyn Brickner.
Freddy was a proud
Army Veteran. He owned “Fix-It Freddy’s” which completed household repairs
and was also the owner of Flannery’s Tavern in Chesterton. He enjoyed
gardening, fishing, beer brewing, and farming. He also loved playing his
guitar at Flannery’s.
services are scheduled for a later date.
may be given to St. Jude, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home.
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